Each individual has different skills, and what is simple for one person may be challenging for another. This could be due to a lack of context, familiarity, experience, or many other factors.
Radial encourages employees to refrain from describing tasks as "easy" or "simple," even if this is meant in an encouraging way.
Rather, characterize the task by detailing the steps it will take to complete it, instead of with your feelings about its level of difficulty.
To schedule a meeting with a fellow staff person, we recommend using Google Calendar's Find a Time feature.
Slack is an internal communication channel used at Radial. Employees and some clients and friends are invited to join Radial’s Slack.
In addition to chatting, Slack has a variety of uses, from running a poll, to doing a quick call, to uploading and sharing files.
Conversations are organized in channels.
There are many Slack channels at Radial, from #pets to #lunch, and of course more business-specific ones. Each channel has a description of its purpose. Please keep conversations in the channel that is most relevant to them.
To browse available channels:
Radial generally has two channels for each project, an internal (#vetmeasure-internal) and a client-facing (#vetmeasure) channel.
Channels you may want to join:
#2-minutes-love is devoted to compliments and shout-outs.
Make plans on #lunch.
Slack also contains a channel to post pithy #quotes. And another, tagged #watercolor, to act as a virtual watercooler while we are working remotely.
When possible, please thread channel responses.
The #help channel is specifically designed for interrupting. Any team member can post in #help if they have a problem. Use #help instead of direct messaging for help or going to someone’s desk.
The channel has two rules:
Please thread comments in #help, explain what you need help with, and mention people’s names only when necessary. The next available person will help you.
Whether you are introducing someone in person or by email, the older or higher-ranking person should be first. In a business situation, the client is introduced first. All things being equal, first introduce the person you know best.
Give each person an idea of who they are meeting, and say something complimentary about each individual.
If you are one of the people being introduced, in the first email reply, include the introduction’s author and thank him/her/them.
If you Google introduction etiquette, you’ll find layers of rules that apply to business settings, personal relationships, and friends or significant others.
We hire and train great employees! As such, we are always happy to recommend them to others. Here is how to request a letter of recommendation.
Email your supervisor with this request. This email should include: